IBM® ELM for Automotive

Automotive OEMs and suppliers are faced with the challenges of developing increasingly complex products while reducing cycle times, increasing quality, and delivering new functionality. 

IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management (ELM), an integrated portfolio of management tools for systems and software engineering, provides the ideal foundation for dealing with these challenges. This portfolio helps you manage development from early design through final vehicle verification and validation. It also streamlines adherence to automotive compliance and regulatory requirements outlined in standards such as Automotive SPICE (ASPICE), ISO-26262, SOTIF, ISO/SAE 21434 and WP.29.

IBM Engineering benefits for Automotive

Complete development lifecycle visibility

Provide visibility across development teams by linking requirements to design models, tests and workflows, which improves quality and reduces time to market.

Electrical engineering and software design

Develop the software and an executable logical architecture of the vehicle software, electrical components and electronics to support allocation of functionality to these domains.

Verification and validation

Develop and manage test cases supporting MIL, SIL, HIL, including automated test generation linked to requirements, test benches and test results.

Strategic reuse

Reduce costs and improve productivity by reusing designs, features and architectures. Create and manage product variants and versions within and across product lines.

Agile approaches

Accelerate deployment with agile processes while having the confidence to meet critical milestones. Use agile (SAFe) or waterfall processes within a single project.

Integrated compliance processes

Use integrated templates, processes and reporting for standards and regulatory compliance to reduce audit time and costs, with support for ASPICE, ISO-26262, SOTIF, ISO-21434 and WP.29.

Ensure compliance to quality and safety standards

Prepare for compliance readiness with automotive industry standards and accelerate time to market by using IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management software.

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Mercedes-Benz optimizes product development

Working together with IBM, Daimler is pushing the uplift from text-based requirements engineering to model-based systems engineering.

Automotive resources

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Webinar: Software reuse in automotive engineering

Learn about the challenges of software reuse as well as the engineering processes associated with achieving a common software platform.

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IBM ELM Automotive Compliance

IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management Automotive Compliance is a solution that helps you easily tailor IBM ELM for the automotive industry.

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Software is now an integral part of all automobiles

IBM ELM enables simultaneous mechanical, electrical and software development, integrating MBSE for use with AutoSar, SySML, UML and more.

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